Sleep Awareness Month

March is Sleep Awareness Month, which is meant to educate and motivate you to sleep better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report more than one third of American adults do not get enough sleep. Not getting enough sleep leads to a lower quality of life and […]

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects over 2.5 million people worldwide, women being affected 2-3 times more than men. MS is a serious disease of the central nervous system, that disrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body. In MS the immune system attacks myelin, which is the protective sheath that covers the nerve […]

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International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

A baby can be very vulnerable, especially one in the womb. If steps to prevent an infection are not taken, the baby can become seriously affected. There are many infections that can cause serious health problems to babies in the womb, some of them are cytomegalovirus (CMV), Group B Strep, zika, and listeriosis. Some of […]

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AMERICAN HEART MONTH

In the United States one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. Anyone, including children could be at risk of heart disease if the heart is not properly taken care of. February is American Heart Month in which the focus is to […]

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One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

One in nine American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In American men, one of the most common types of cancer is prostate cancer, especially among African-American and older men. Prostate cancer happens when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in men, which makes […]

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Lung Cancer

The leading cause of death from cancer in the United State is lung cancer. Lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the lungs which then start to grow and multiply. Cancer can travel and spread to other parts of the body, if not diagnosed at an early stage. Lung […]

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Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is an organ behind the stomach that releases enzymes to help with digestion and produces hormones that help process sugars. When the cells in the pancreas begin to grow uncontrollably it becomes cancer. In 2018 alone, over 55,000 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is not clear on what causes pancreatic cancer […]

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

In the United States, about 3.4 million people suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy occurs as a result of genetic disorder or from a brain injury, such as a stroke or trauma. This neurological disorder has abnormal cell activity in the brain which causes seizures, a period of unusual behavior, sensations, and loss of awareness. Caused by […]

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects over 16 million people in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death in the country.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects over 16 million people in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death in the country. COPD obstructs airflow from the lungs, which causes breathing difficulties. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two common conditions of this disease. Chronic bronchitis is when there’s inflammation of the bronchial […]

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30 million Americans are living with diabetes.

In the United States over 30 million Americans are living with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that results when there is high elevated amount of glucose in the blood, also known as high blood sugar. This happens when the body does not process food properly to be used as energy. The pancreas of someone […]

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